paradise raw

Leigh_Ledare_Charlottenborg_copenhagen

I dreamt last night that god had reincarnated into a stone.
How it happened is hard to explain
but it was in the US, of all places!
Then I started scratching off the light.
There was nothing left except the immoral space of neutrality
and I began to move amongst cocks
and paradise raw.
I began writing a poem, in the dream
every last stanza
rhyming with the word

thaw

I hardly ever rhyme my verse.
It was strange.
That god would have chosen
the US, of all places.

But I can’t seem to let it go.
The poem, with 4 or 5 stanzas.
Alliteration aligned cosmically.
Even with shadows circling
a verb. I woke up at noon, processing
the real. Honestly, I did not want to wake
up chained to daylight.

But now I’m at
Leigh Ledare’s exhibition
trying to recall
what kind of poem could I
have written amongst cocks
and paradise raw.

 

Contemporary Poetry

El detrás

Detras de los eventos

Detrás
como guión
a lo improvisado
existe
un paulatino roce
que estimula los
eventos

te vuelvo a mirar
veo lo humano
como vidrio
translúcido
cubriendo
plena manifestación

el mismo relato
de esta experiencia
aparece frente a mí
como emanación
involuntaria

lejos
como una caída
desde lo insólito
aparece el momento
la carne
y el pensamiento
apenas al borde
de lo real.

 

Poesía contemporánea

distorción

intangible cloud

Dame                                 un                      minuto

                  para                                   desvestir

                                          el

                                        exterior

de                                      su                     tangibilidad;

                  ya                                           no

                                       importa

                ¿qué                     es               real?

                                            lo

                                          único

                por                                        hacer

en                                      este                        segundo

                es                                          revelar

                                           todo

                             lo                     irreal.

 

 

Poesía NIHILISTA

the way of the wayward

The Wayward Poet

Failure
was the ace up my sleeve
my get out of jail free card
my existential loophole
having failed
I was out of the race
competing only with the skies
my midget adversary – ambition
too afraid to follow me into the wilderness of the wild
I am free
to make any nook on this earth a cumulous heaven
make a straw bed for my sleep-drunken poems
on any day of my open-ended agenda
to make a living on the question:
               is this all real?

 

Modern Poetry

Awe and confusion swirled together

Pain by Hands of Crimson (deviantart)

 

 

We fling ourselves out into the depths of this tumultuous motion (there is always an implicit decision to stay alive) – we are agonizing in the effusion of forms, attitudes and energies of this world, we succumb to the simultaneity of all events, approaching a boiling point which will end in a devastating orgasm. This life that with relentless power can lift you to regions of unshakable astonishment will drop you with equal force into the pits of boredom and suicidal retreat. It becomes an experience so intense that all those wonderful insights attained by your constant awareness to the profundity of existing forms can be, and will be, torn apart by the abysmal fissure that comes in between reality and our conceptions. Our epoch has demystified the themes of history, art, philosophy, science – any study that pierces Being and divests it from the shallowness of routine – themes we are engaged in by our simple breathing and acting  in a world that is constantly being measured, recorded, discussed and because of these, it is being doubted more than ever.
 
 

 

Out of the circumstance of standing on the axis of what is to come and while repeating beyond illusion the experience, over and over again, of existing as part and parcel of this monstrous universe – out of all these circumstances there arises a sentiment which remains for the most part unspoken yet when united to the urgency of our desires it wishes to break through as a divine voice, a repercussion that will echo through the immensity of space and time, an outpouring of this vital disbelief that defines our existence; in short, an eternal statement understood and recognized by everyone:
 
 

 

 

Can all this be real?
 
 

 

 

Exactly because the world’s diversity can only be matched by its incomprehensibility the human being, passenger in life, is unable to remain in the state of absolute veneration (the all-too-common fear of the unknown) and must distract himself with whatever nuisance is thrown in his way. Fortunately, there is excitement in monotony; there is pleasure in painful depressions.

 

We are obeying something vastly superior, something that always exceeds our two modern poisons: reason and technology. We aspired to imitate nature with those silly contrivances. We, subjects to our bodies, to history and the course of the planet, we return to bed every night insulted simply because we cannot deceive ourselves much longer: the world we have come out of has created itself and us without the tool of reason; and in that inexplicable unreasonableness it has fashioned machines infinitely superior to our latest technologies – we see it all around us, the biological world, a miraculous product abandoned by the silent God of Purposelessness.

 

After we finish with this continuous enigma, we open our eyes to challenge again the naked world, to tease it with our actions and desires….
“oh what a world” we say,
 

 

and reenter the game once again.

 

 

 

Go back to Beyond Language

Regresando…

 

 

Esto es una promesa

porque

cada palabra nueva está muerta

ya no existen motivos para defender

la vida como real

es mejor

dejarla caer en débil sueño

dejarla ahogada

inerte pez, hundida belleza

 

 

esto es una promesa

de retroceder hasta la apertura

condenar todo nacimiento

a innecesario esfuerzo

deja esa vieja cosa

sueña en silencio

para que cansar más a la historia

con otro sufrimiento

              u otra anécdota

 

 

esto es una promesa para morir con los años

dejar el aire a los que ven frutos

entre nada y nada, vida y muerte

sostener la vida como libro no leído

ser mosca desaparecida

                    como las cosas pequeñas

que vienen y van

               sin mucha atención